The Stamp Man Challenge Blog has tempted me with their “Anything By Tim” (as in Holtz) Christmas post. I don’t have many of his stamps – in fact, only the one!, but I used it three times to make it look like more 🙂
I began by pressing Distress Ink pads (Fired Brick and Peeled Paint) onto a craft mat, spritzed with some water and then rubbed the tags into the watery mess that was left. I tried crumpling them but wasn’t happy with the results so I ran them through my Wizard in 2 different snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. Once embossed I brayered over the top with Versamark ink and dipped in Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
I stamped “Reindeer Games” 3 times onto watercolour paper and coloured them with sponges and Distress Ink Pads – Fired Brick; Peeled Paint; Mustard Seed; Antique Linen & Vintage Photo. I cut two of these down to place partly on the back tags, the last one is nearly whole.
The tags were layered onto some green holographic card to brighten them up a little and then layered again on some dark green holly/berry paper. I thought this looked a little dull so added yet another layer of holographic card in red. The diagonally placed ribbon is from a huge roll I couldn’t resist buying at my local CostCo and two of the tags are tucked behind that, the last one placed as a focal image on top. Gold snowflake brads help to hold the heavy tags in place.
None of the ribbons in my stash were the right colour so I took some plain white and ran it over the red and green distress pads, spritzed to blend the inks and then left it to dry – I think it looks pretty much a perfect match for the rest of the colours on the card (well, it does in real life).